Changes in the structure of CTAN

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at
Thu Apr 10 13:31:29 CEST 2003

The CTAN team are working to improve searching and browsing of CTAN.

The first visible steps will include a large number of directory
moves.  Over the next few days, the directories


are going to disappear, and their contents will move to


We believe this will increase clarity, since there has in practice
been no discernible difference between the two sub-trees apart from

The moves have already started; contrib/other/misc and
contrib/supported/misc have been merged and moved to contrib/misc.
Whenever new packages are submitted from now on, they will go direct
into subdirectories of contrib/ (two such have appeared so far).

Robin Fairbairns

For the CTAN team

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